Als Thompson Counsellor | About me
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My initial interest in embarking on a counselling career began after my own personal experience with counselling.

Through awareness of my past I was able to acknowledge the difficulties I was experiencing in my present life and work towards making changes in developing a greater fulfilment for my future.

I am passionate about working with you on any difficulties you are facing in an ethical, empathetic and warm approach.

 

 

I have experience working as a lead counsellor within two GP surgeries covering a variety of themes such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and health issues. I have experience working with individuals who are survivors of childhood and adult abuse with a range of themes such as self-harming behaviours, identity issues and relationship issues and I have experience working with children and young people as well as bereavement.

Qualifications

  • BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist Accreditation
  • Basic Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Further Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Basic Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Level 5 Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
  • Certificate of Professional Development in Dissociative Disorders Awareness (P.D. Cert. D.D.A)
  • Level 2 CRUSE Bereavement Care
  • Certificate in Trauma and Recovery
  • Further Certificate in Trauma and Recovery
  • Certificate in Eating Disorders (P.D. Cert. A.B.A)
  • CPCAB Award Level 2 in Substance Misuse
  • BACP Endorsement Level 4 in Substance Misuse
  • Certificate in Doula Care

 

Training Courses

  • Introduction to couple counselling
  • Palliative Care Education Training Course
  • Severe and Complex Trauma
  • E.K.R.L Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling and Training Certificate
  • Healing after Sexual Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Managing Stress and Coping with Pressure
  • Bristol Crisis Centre Self Injury
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Attachment, Attachment Disorder and Trauma and Recovery
  • Personality Disorders
  • Child Abuse and Child Abusers
  • Sexuality and Sexual Disorders
  • Izzy’s Promise Certificate in Ritual Abuse and Mind Programming
  • Inside the Mind of a Sexual and Violent Offender.
  • ‘Nurturing Birth’ Doula
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks